Ever since I said the words to myself “I am on vacation!” and ate everything I wanted to, seems like I can’t stop!  I keep looking for things to eat even when I am not hungry.

I am so glad I go to bed before Tony, because back in my super heavy (211 pound) days, after Hannah went to bed it was as if my kitchen suddently became a 24 hour truck stop.  I remember eating a whole frozen pizza by myself, and eating a giant bowl of ice cream after that.

The weather sucked yesterday – remember the part of my post yesterday where I said I was going to find something on exercise on demand?  Know what I did?  I drank coffee, read some blogs, read chicagotribune.com and made breakfast nachos.  These were really spicy – and look how many you get for 1 ounce!  I used 1/4 cup of mashed black beans, 1/3 cup cooked egg whites, 3/4 ounce mozzarella cheese and chopped baby spinach and cilantro.  All together 8 points for this whole plate. 😀

Since it was crappy weather outside, no workout at lunch.  Instead I built our office a medicine cabinet at Target – we didn’t really have anything so I stocked up on Excedrin, sinus stuff, Kleenex, etc.  I was in the check out lane and saw a package of pretzel goldfish.  And before I knew it, they were in my bag and soon opened in my car as I ate handful after handful – maybe only 5 points, but still.  Pretzels are crack to me.

I refrained (originally I typed the word “refried” – have food on the brain much??!!) from stopping at a fast food restaurant when I was out and came back to the office and had a cup of my buffalo chicken chili with a cup of steamed broccoli.  With 3/4 ounce of mozzarella cheese, lunch comes in at 8 points.

I also had a piece of my co-workers pumpkin bread – luckily it was made with half the sugar and applesauce – after tasting it I really want to make pumpkin biscotti!  My guess is this slice is 3 points.

I was supposed to meet a friend for yappy hour, but she wasn’t feeling well.  As soon as I knew I wasn’t going to be drinking wine and eating cheese for dinner, I texted Hannah and asked if she wanted to go to the gym with me.  The “switch” that was in the very on position before I went on vacation and since been turned to the off position and need to flip it back on.  Stat.

Tony made his world famous fried rice for dinner – my guess with the amount of oil Tony used is that my bowl is about 12 points.  (fyi, I only ate 2/3 of this bowl – the leftovers are my lunch today) 😀

I love the crunchy parts to his stir fry. 😀

So Hannah and I left to go to the gym.  I stopped and got gas, then we made a quick stop at the cell store – the back of Hannah’s phone won’t stay on, so she bought a $10 used phone until she can upgrade at the end of September.

We got to the gym – we really wanted to swim, only to find the pool closed for cleaning.  So we figure we’ll do the elliptical.  I change into my gym shoes and as we are walking out, I feel it – shit my blood sugar is low – like 55 low!  No way I can work out and there wouldn’t be enough time to bring it up, so we left!

And went straight to a fro yo place – I got no sugar added cheesecake for the yogurt, put fresh strawberries and a tablespoon of M&M’s.  Probably about 6 points for that.

The good news is Hannah’s first day of school went well, she loves her astronomy teacher and abnormal psychology teacher – she has to take a stupid class called MCC101 – which basically tells you about the community college and unfortunately is a requirement.

It’s a weekly class that’s 1 hour and 20 minutes long and just tells you what the college campus has to offer.  She couldn’t register any other classes this year until she registered for that class.

She is not happy with her math teacher, and math is not a good subject for her, so she has her work cut out for her.  She got a 3.9 GPA last year. 😀  Sadly, a lot of her classmates don’t take community college as serious as Hannah because she chose to go there, while some kids didn’t have a choice because of their grades.

She’s still on the speech pathology route – anyone know much about the field?  One aspect that I like about it is that your career can go in so many different directions with that degree, from working in hospitals, to schools, etc.

Stats for Tuesday:

  • no exercise
  • 42 points (really need to reel that in!)
  • average blood sugar 92 (still a bit on the low side!)

Can’t believe it’s Wednesday already!  Make it a great day and tell me to stop eating! 😀

I’ll leave you with an old photos – my sister sent this to me and my brother yesterday – they were just photos from a contact sheet – my Dad took about a billion photos in his day, would make a proof sheet and then hardly develop any – I am sure because it cost so much back then.  My family always talks about how my Dad would have loved digital cameras!  These pics were from October 1973 – shit I am old – these are 38 years old!!!

I love that last picture – I think I am on the right as you look at the photo – what do you think Mom?